Lingua Ignota

Presented/Guest
with Chat Pile
Hell Is Real Tour
Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time/Doors
Doors 7 | Show 8
SOLD OUT / RESALE
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LINGUA IGNOTA, THE SOLO PROJECT OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST KRISTIN HAYTER, TAKES A RADICAL, UNFLINCHING APPROACH TO THEMES OF VIOLENCE AND VENGEANCE IN WAYS THAT ARE MOVING, BRUTAL, AND HARROWING. HER MUSIC IS INTENTIONALLY SITUATED AT SPECIFIC AND STRANGE INTERSECTIONS, INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF POWER ELECTRONICS, DEATH INDUSTRIAL, AND BLACK METAL ALONGSIDE BAROQUE CLASSICAL, SPIRITUAL MINIMALISM AND FOLK. RELENTLESS INTENSITY AND SOARING DRAMATIC ARCS ARE INFORMED BY HAYTER’S BACKGROUND IN CLASSICAL MUSIC, AND THE MAJOR SONIC LOCUS OF THE PROJECT IS HER VOICE, A DYNAMIC ENTITY THAT RUSHES FROM UNHINGED SCREAMING TO LILTING SOPRANO TO ANGULAR BELTING WITH AN ARTISTRY AND FEROCITY THAT HAS DRAWN COMPARISONS TO DIAMANDA GALAS. SHE IS NOTORIOUS FOR CONFRONTATIONAL LIVE PERFORMANCES THAT CAN LEAVE AN AUDIENCE BREATHLESS OR IN TEARS.

HAYTER BEGAN CLASSICAL TRAINING AT THE AGE OF TEN WITH INTENT TO PURSUE AN OPERATIC CONSERVATORY TRACK. INSTEAD SHE DEVELOPED AN INTERDISCIPLINARY FINE ARTS PRACTICE AT THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. SHE CONTINUED WITH GRADUATE WORK AT BROWN UNIVERSITY, PRODUCING A CONTROVERSIAL THESIS TITLED BURN EVERYTHING TRUST NO ONE KILL YOURSELF. LINGUA IGNOTA WAS BORN OUT OF THIS THESIS WHICH RE-CONTEXTUALIZED MISOGYNIST CONTENT AS BIBLICALLY VITRIOLIC ANTHEMS FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. A SURVIVOR HERSELF, HAYTER SEEKS TO GIVE A SINGULARLY AGGRESSIVE VOICE TO THE UNHEARD, SILENCED, AND DISMISSED.

LINGUA IGNOTA SELF-RELEASED TWO ALBUMS IN 2017 THAT GARNERED NOTEWORTHY ATTENTION AND ACCOLADES. SHE TOURS AND COLLABORATES CHIEFLY WITH METAL-TRANSGRESSING LUMINARIES THE BODY.

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Throughout parts of the mid-western United States lie towering mounds of the waste residue from early 20th Century lead mining operations. Comprised of what is known as "chat," these hills of toxic, metallic dust dot the countryside as if they were headstones for communities destroyed by industrialization such as Picher, Oklahoma. These effigies would come to be the namesake for the Oklahoma based band, Chat Pile, whose grotesque and pummeling brand of noise rock has managed to terrorize listeners worldwide in only a matter of months.

Intent on raising as much havoc as possible, Chat Pile was spawned from the bowels of the OKC underground music scene in February of 2019. Consisting of Raygun Busch (vocals), Luther Manhole (Guitars), Stin (Bass), and Captain Ron (Drums), the quartet brings with them a sludgy and starkly nihilistic take on noise rock. Channeling everything from the oppressive sludgy beat downs of Godflesh, the vulgar absurdity of The Jesus Lizard, and the rebellious, post-modern experimentation of Sonic Youth, the works of Chat Pile are bleak, brutal and genuinely terrifying.

Few bands have a level of self-understanding as Chat Pile. Despite the infancy of the project, Chat Pile continues to be a standout among the sea of D.I.Y. music projects to come out in recent memory. Their brand of crass, crushing, and poignantly cynical noise rock fills an otherwise unaccounted for niche in today's underground music landscape.